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A Behavior Analytic Look at Contemporary Issues in the Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse
Psychology Faculty Research
  • W. Joseph Wyatt, Marshall University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

The assessment of child sexual abuse has largely been ignored by behavior analysts, although behavior analytic theory and methodology, if applied, likely would advance the field. Three classic cases demonstrate historic errors that might have been avoided, had a behaviorally based approach been employed. Functional analytic interpretations are provided for phenomena that have been explored in a representative sample of studies that, though empirical, do not appear in the behavioral literature. Specific recommendations for practice, and a call for greater involvement of behavior analysis, are presented.

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This article is published by Behavior Analyst Online and is available at: http://www.baojournal.com/BAT%20Journal/VOL-8/BAT%208-2.pdf

Copyright © 2007 Behavior Analyst Online.

Citation Information
Wyatt, W. J. (2007). A Behavior Analytic Look at Contemporary Issues in the Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse. Behavior Analyst Today, 8(2), 145-162.